Check the Feet Flail at 1:05

This miniscule 14-day old vegetarian chompster is eating his daily broccoli when he suddenly loses grip!

It’s brocc-slip-tastic:

Get a grip, Annie M.!



  1. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    aGREED w/ the “feet flail” cyoot.

    ALSO: them’s the teensiest, MICROSCOPICALLY tiny (did I say they’re small?)
    back-feet clawskies…..EVAIR!!!!

  2. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    ALSO ALSO: RED ALERT to Theresa!!!
    “Broccoli Song” opportunity!!!!!

  3. By the power of my flailing feet I shall regain mastery of teh broccolis.

  4. *sings* Chompin Broccoleh…..CHOMPIN BROCCOLEHHHH

  5. it’s so refreshing to see a young man who will eat his veggitabulhs.

    Wait, are you just hiding it in your cheek pouch? I saw that, Mister! You better swallow that broccolehhs!

    Although, sometimes, I get that excited/uncoordinated when I eat too…

  6. nomnomnomnom – OOPSIES! 🙂

    Who knew that tiny 14-day old baby hammies already had teh teefs to nom broccoli? I sure didn’t … learn sumfin new everyday!

  7. haha at 0:42 – nom, nom, nom? nom? this floret tastes funny…doesn’t meet my standards – phooey!!

  8. MinUscule: ur spellin it rong.

  9. Tineh noms. I can hear them.

  10. Zee wild broccolis escapez vous LOL!

  11. warrior rabbit says:

    @kat (7) Exactly what I was thinking.

  12. Oh yes!!!

  13. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:


  14. (The Original) Mel says:

    *takes out scientific-looking magnifying glass and holds it to eye* Where exactly is the axis of snorgling on this juvenile hamster’s body? Hmmmmm.

  15. fatgrammafinn says:

    bebe McChomperson!!!! hind foot flailage!!!!! get my bed ready, i’m


  16. knittinkitten says:

    Teh noms, teh teeny tailio, the pawses! This is certainly an exemplar of teh cute! I love the flailing and the “ehn! Where’d my lunch go?”

  17. Broccoli tip: ALWAYS brace the broccoli stalk against your back feets!

  18. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    ok, here’s another aspect of study available:

    is this an example of Feet Flail “FAIL”?????

  19. Oh my goodness, just go ahead and kill me with the cute. DED, plops over…

  20. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    (slipping a pillow under Michelle’s head just before it woulda hit the ground)
    *gently slips a live, REAL Polar Bear cub in Michelle’s left hand
    and then sets a cup with ice cubes on the bedside table,
    beside a hamster running in its wheel. Sets stereo to James Taylor music.

    Swiftly slips out the door in Govt-issued Squeaky Nurse Shoes)

  21. Evvie's housemaid says:

    OK, in my 67 years I’ve seen some cute. But my hat’s off to ye, this is the PENULTIMATE **IT**!! now I’m going to watch it again. Twice. and then some more. 🙂

  22. I’m hopin lil Hammie tuk BeanNo BeFour.

  23. Gangreless says:

    @Evvie’s housemaid:

    If this is the penultimate in cute, what’s the ultimate?

  24. @evvie’s housemaid

    OK, in my 67 years I’ve seen some cute. But my hat’s off to ye, this is the PENULTIMATE **IT**!! now I’m going to watch it again. Twice. and then some more.

    hey, quit hoggin’ all the bandwidth! i must examine the footage of the tiny broccoli bit rejection sequence!


  25. He’s just like cookie monster – all chomping, no eating!

  26. You know what just hit me like a ton of bricks? It must be SO MUCH CHEAPER to feed these little guys than it is to feed a German Shepard and two cats, all three of which have medical conditions requiring special (read: $$$) food.

    Thought of the day.

  27. fatgrammafinn says:

    @annieo… even if he didn’t, the *fluffs* should be minuscule- his modesty tail slipped a time or two during the flailage and there isn’t much room for a big *fluff*

  28. He eets with his hands and his feets!

  29. Do hamsters fart?

  30. Wow, he looks pretty evil there at the end.

    I LOVE the feet flail when he loses it!

  31. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    @ PG;

    ….wow, the erudition on this site !!!:)

    (PS; I guess there *ARE* advantages, to having
    grown up w/ a pack of brothers, after all 🙂 )

  32. earlybird1 says:

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I love how he clamps his leetle back feet together after the first flail at 1:05. Precious!

  33. Oh my, the broccoli morsel is nearly as big as the hammie morsel! Everything about this little guy is mindnumbingly cute.

    However, I do not think he “lost” the broccoli at the end so much as he threw it away like a child clearing a high chair tray. “I ate all the good parts. I’m done!”

  34. My first thought upon second viewing. Holding that squirmy hamoblast must tickle.

  35. skippymom says:

    The hammie is adorable, but I want that BROCCOLI! It looks so fresh, so vividly green! I shall arm-wrestle him for what is left of it!

  36. So cute, I’m speechless. Truly.

  37. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    @ skippymom: 80

  38. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    well, obvy I don’t yet know my emoticon dictionary. I’m SO out of tecchy sophistication. That was supposed to be the wide-eyed, open-mouthed emoticon.


  39. Oh noes! He dropped his brocollieeeeeees!

  40. @Patito, I suspect the price for broccoli is paid in wind. :mrgreen:

  41. puddlepeppers says:

    Theresa…love the song! Is that “The Happy Wanderer”?

  42. @Puddlepeppers. Well, yeah. But also known as “The Broccoli Song, or the Happy Cruciferous Nommer.” 😉 It refers to an incident that has passed into CO legend of sorts, involving my nephew, Le Roi Soleil. One day when he was around four, I was chopping broccoli, and feeling silly, sort of improvised the song. For some reason, Sa Majesté got all bent out of shape about this, and forbade me to sing it. Not wanting to visit Madame La Guillotine, I of course desisted. But resentment simmered within me. 😈

  43. Queen of Dork says:

    The spitting out of the (for some, I’m sure, quite understandable hamster reason) offending bit of broccoli is SO CUTE! He looks like, “eck. this piece is not tasty and crunchy. the green in this piece is too…patoooie!”

    Theresa: By the way, does your nephew now allow you to sing it?

  44. flutterbye says:

    Schweeet li’l Hamlet! Already schtuffing those powches!

  45. @QoD, I have to say that the little sister and starting school seem to have loosened him up a bit– he’s a bit easier about that kind of thing. But he is still Le Roi Soleil. L’Etat c’est lui. 😛

  46. PS QoD, did you see that orinj babycat??? You will lose your mind!!!


  48. ice cream scoop
    on the stoop
    what a poop

  49. Agree with Fuzzy. He didn’t lose his grip so much as fling it away. He deftly ate all the little floret buds and all that was left was dumb nasty stems. Ptui!

  50. PS: Decided modesty tail fail here. :mrgreen:

  51. i´ve made a gif for it! sooo cute OM NOM NOM NO! hate u broccoli

  52. Hei Yan International supply elbow machine,tee machine,pipe expanding machine,medium frequency power supply.

  53. upon watching this again, my computer stopped to think at just the right moment to give me…

    wait for it…

    teeny tiny tongue action!

    Alas, I can’t give an exact time when my computer froze, it said :13, but when things started moving again, and I tried to get it back on that frame, I couldn’t see it.

    So, this hammy has a teeny tiny tongue, a teeny tiny tail, teeny feets that still manage to be too big for him, and large cheek powches.

  54. so cute!

  55. Augh. This ham is so unbearably cute I want to just rub him all over my face and put him in my mouth. I cannot stand it. Too. Cute. Oh god, help me

  56. Mocha reincarnated?

  57. faints from the overwhleming cuteness

  58. Feet, don’t flail me now! 🙂

  59. GingerBean says:

    Very cute! Isn’t it weird how hamsters heads are more than half the size of their entire bodies?

  60. He’s dropping broccoli
    He’s dropping broccoli
    He’s drop.. ooh!
    He’s dropping broccola-ah-ie!

  61. I don’t like broccoli …. he can have all of mine for the rest of Eternity!!!

  62. That’s the life – gently cradled in a warm hammock with tasty treats as big as your head! O, to be a hammie tot!

  63. Take down that sensationalized feline pine ad!! How irresponsible of you!

  64. omg, can’t .. breathe .. *gasp*


  65. PPS: Drop the broccoli like it’s hot. 😛

  66. skippymom says:

    about to…expire…from need of…injection…of cute…
    broccoli…armwrestled from hamster…all gone…dying….

  67. it has such a huge head for its body.

  68. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    poor skippymom 😦

    she’s . beginning. to. sound.




    ner. 🙂 )

  69. i;m so fine, yes i am, i’m so fine with my broccoli teh,teh.

  70. skippymom says:

    Oh no, the suggestion that Skippymom sounds like a certain someone finished her off. She is now officially dead.

  71. skippymom says:

    Ded? Is that better?

  72. Oh, I think it pulled a hamstering.

  73. littlemalulu says:

    Soooooo precious! Somebody should rerecord Dana Carvey’s “Choppin’ Broccoli” song from SNL to play behind this.

  74. Cute! Why is does the head look about 25x too big for its body though?

  75. sheesh….”why does the head…” never type comments after taking a red-eye flight.

  76. Little Lenny Finklefuzz loves broccoli
    And it is his intent
    To grow up and be a big hamster
    Just like a certain president

  77. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    @ HonGlad: you’re starting in, with the STRUCTURED poems, these days,
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm? 🙂

  78. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    (shoulda waited another 10 sec’s before hitting the Submit button…ennyway,
    HG: I also like thename “Finklefuzz” ! 🙂 Did you ever watch any of the old pseudo-soap opera called “Soap”? early early Billy Crystal; maybe before SNL even got its feet under it ….anyway…

    many yrs later, my sister had two cats which she named
    Frieda Farkle and Fird Birfle, which I believe were names from that other program…Yes, weirdness DOES run in the family. Why do you arsk?? 😉

  79. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    skippymom: you di-unt think I was being unkind, didja?
    I were jist playin’…..

  80. O NO – You do seem to possibly have mistaken me for our friend Hon Glad.
    I’m Honored.

  81. O No – The poem I am not writing this time.

    Love the name Fird Birfle 🙂

  82. Feets don’t flail me now! (sorry, had to be done)

  83. I watched this at least 3 times yesterday but it was so cute I was speechless! er, typeless

  84. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:


    One of these days, they’ll give me a brain and I’ll maybe use it occasionally.
    Mea culpa @ pyrit, HG and anybody else, whose lives I’ve irreparably damaged…)


  85. What an emormous piece of broccoli! Why, it must be at least one gram!